The Problem Solved, Ed. [Or Rather Written?] by Lady Herbert

The Problem Solved, Ed. [Or Rather Written?] by Lady Herbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... has one merit," said Mrs. Lewis; "he leaves one free." "And that is perhaps the saddest feature in it," replied Bernard. "Evidently he does not believe in his own authority, or he would not, after claiming to be a priest, practically tell you to go. However, I must go, so good-bye. I'll look in some time to-morrow." The Squire was delighted with his visit on the following day; he pronounced Mrs. Lewis to be one of the most charming women he had ever met. Without beauty, or any very striking talents, there was still something indescribably attractive about her; she had very pretty manners, which fascinated people, especially old gentlemen, to whom she was always particularly gracious. She fairly won the Squire's heart, and he gladly consented to her proposal to take Edith to Paris; nay, more, he was much flattered by her evident appreciation of his niece, and by her wish for Edith's company; and Mrs. Lewis wrote her invitation that same day. Of Edith's own letter she took no notice, beyond apologizing for not having answered it sooner; she felt she could not help or advise her in her religious difficulties, and she could nob speak of all that was passing in her own mind. It was a long affectionate letter, detailing the whole French plan, and speaking of the real pleasure it would be to her to have Edith with her. There was plenty of St. Wereburgh's news too, and yet the letter was unsatisfactory to Edith, who felt that Mrs. Lewis was shirking any religious discussion just as she had before avoided talking about such matters; but the prospect of going to Paris was very pleasant, and Edith consoled herself with the remembrance that she would most likely see something of Mr. Luscomb on her way through...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675199X
  • 9781236751997